Johnson City Press: Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra kicks off Lakeside Concert Series
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Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra kicks off Lakeside Concert Series

Contributed To The Press • Jun 3, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Winged Deer Park’s Lakeside Concert Series begins the 2019 season on Thursday, June 6 with Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band, jazz and swing ensemble.

The Kingsport-based Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra is directed by Eddie Dalton and comprised of musicians from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia who favor the stylings of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and others.

The free lakeside concerts will be held 7-9 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 8 at Winged Deer Park’s Lakefront Festival Plaza Goulding Amphitheater, 199 Carroll Creek Road, Johnson City. There will not be a concert held July 4.

Now in its 13th year, the Lakeside Concert Series continues to offer a local and diverse array of musical talent at a venue known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs to relax on the grassy hillsides, or move and groove whenever the mood strikes. The location offers free parking, concessions, and a playground.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

• June 6: Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra
• June 13: Victor Lawson & Boogie Chillen with Catfish Frye
• June 20: Beach Nite Band
• June 27: Hillbilly Bad
• July 4: No concert
• July 11: Model City Wrecking Crew
• July 18: The Bosses
• July 25: Jae Marie Project
• Aug. 1: Sound Travelers
• Aug. 8: Barefoot Movement
• Aug. 15: Rain date

The Lakeside Concert Series is presented by The News & Neighbor, 101.5 WQUT, Tri-Cities’ Classic Rock, Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, call 423-283-5815.

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